Wisconsin has a lot to celebrate as we think about Earth Day – now and all through the month of April. We’re the home of Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson and pioneering wildlife ecologist Aldo Leopold, as well as the members of Native nations who continue to care for the land they still inhabit.
Check out these suggestions for programs airing on WPT in the coming weeks – some of which are also available for viewing anytime online or on your digital device.
Read on for our top picks!
NEW ON INDEPENDENT LENS
What Lies Upstream
9 p.m. Monday, April 16 | Trailer
Travel to West Virginia in this detective story that uncovers the troubling truth behind a massive chemical spill that left 300,000 people without drinking water for months.
Look & See: Wendell Berry’s Kentucky
9 p.m. Monday, April 23 | Trailer
Experience the shifting rural landscapes and values in the era of industrial agriculture, as seen through the mind’s eye of writer and farmer Wendell Berry.
More Independent Lens to enjoy on air and online (click dates for links to clips):
OTHER NEW PROGRAMS
Shifting Sands: On the Path to Sustainability
11 a.m. Sunday, April 15 | Trailer
Examine the decades-long effort to create the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore amid the presence of heavy industry along Lake Michigan.
Searching for Sustainability
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 17
Explore the relationships between people and resources through stories from people searching for a sustainable balance.
NOVA: Decoding the Weather Machine
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 18 (two hours!)
Trailer | Prologue
Discover how Earth’s intricate climate system is changing. Why do scientists overwhelmingly agree, and how can we be resilient?
American Masters: A Fierce Green Fire
12 p.m. Sunday, April 1
Trailer | Got Passport? Watch online now!
Robert Redford, Ashley Judd and other stars narrate this exploration of the environmental movement.